Puerto Varas

Chile

Puerto Varas, also known as The City of Roses, is in the Lake Region of Chile. It is best known for its German heritage and natural environment including mountains, lakes, forests, national parks, and even an inactive volcano. The Osorno Volcano, and the snow-capped peaks of Mounts Calbuco and Tronador, can be seen in perfect view from the lovely lakefront. Puerto Varas is the southernmost string of towns along the western shore of the Llanquihue Lake. 

Fun Facts

• Puerto Varas was founded in 1853, as part of the Chilean government’s colonization initiative. 

• The city is known for its traditional German dishes, especially Kuchen (log cake). The first Saturday of February is annual Kuchen Day.

• The rivers of Puerto Varas offer world famous white water rafting.

Exclusive Experiences

• Experience the unique German influences of the city and taste craft beers, pastries, cakes, chocolate, and marmalades in the town’s shops, restaurants and cafes. 

• Charter a cruise to sail across the Andes on a grand lake, and into Bariloche, Argentina. 

• Ski down the inactive Osorno Volcano during the winter months. 

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